The omoplata is a versatile submission that can be used to finish a fight or simply to regain position and turn the tides of a match. It can be used as an attack or a counterattack. In the following videos, Professor Brian Ruscio demonstrates a few of the options that the Omoplata offers. There are many more options and we will explore those in the future. Remember to subscribe to our Youtube channel so you get to be the first to see our newest technique videos.
The X-Guard is an advanced guard that has become a strong game for some Brazilian Jiu Jitsu fighters, like Marcelo Garcia. The videos below will demonstrate some possibilities from the x-guard. X-Guard is starting to become a lost or forgotten guard as single leg x and deep half become more popular, but it can still be used very effectively.
Turtle Guard is generally thought of as a defensive position in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and MMA, however when practiced it can prove difficult to submit a turtling opponent that knows all of his/her options. Turtling opponents can escape, sweep, and even submit careless opponents. Turtle Guard can be used an alternative to shrimping and replacing guard. Turtle Guard is very similar to “Referee’s Position” in Folkstyle Wrestling, so many wrestlers develop a strong turtle guard when transitioning to BJJ. It also allows the wrestler to defend without laying on your back. The following instructional videos provide several options from turtle guard that will be familiar an useful for Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Practitioners or Wrestlers.
This is a great option when it is difficult to secure a choke from behind an opponent. Every learns that once you have their back it’s time to defend chokes while trying to escape. The armbar from the back is an unexpected, yet effective option. Here Professor Brian Ruscio demonstrates in detail how to apply the armbar when you have the opponents back.
Jeff Glover is a Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Black Belt with wins over 7-time World BJJ Black Belt Champion, Caio Terra and a submission win over 6-time BJJ Black Belt World Champion, Robson Moura at the 2011 ADCC Submission Wrestling World Championship. Jeff Glover is known for his unique and often humorous grappling style and personality. Jeff performed a seminar in Orlando, Florida and Professor Brian Ruscio had the opportunity to attend.
The seminar began with Jeff Glover introducing himself in an expectedly humorous way. He had two major things to point out before he began showing some great techniques and strategies.
The techniques taught were based on the Deep Half Guard, the Guillotine Choke, and the Triangle Choke.
Deep Half Guard:
We will be reviewing the techniques demonstrated over the next couple weeks here at Grappling Mastery: Brazilian Jiu Jitsu & MMA.
There are some Fundamental BJJ Drills that every practitioner should know. The Armbar, Triangle, Omoplata transitions are vital to know. This BJJ Drill will help you transition between the 3 most common submissions from the guard with ease. This drill should be practiced whenever possible to build the muscle memory and technical proficiency needed to catch even the highest level opponents. Stay tuned for future posts containing other effective BJJ Drills.
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